Always underground. Always Techno.

Axiom Presents:
Tommy Lewis + Paàl

  Friday, June 7th


AXIOM techno brings you a special night of grooves featuring two well respected label owners based out of Berlin. This will be the San Diego debut of Tommy Lewis [PHTM] and Paàl [Voitax] with support from local favorite Ciara B and AXIOM residents.


  Mission

A San Diego based techno collective dedicated to creating safe spaces for techno-heads, artists, and music lovers. We strive to create sensory experiences that continue to push dance music forward.



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AXIOM x PHTM Showcase

  Friday, February 23





  Lineup



  • With deep UK roots, originally hailing from East London, now based in Berlin, Tommy Lewis is a dynamic, compelling artist. Responsible for the inception and curation of PHTM since 2019, this name signifies a groovy, novel and much needed change in direction for techno. During his two year tenure in Vancouver, he has developed a strong following through continuously producing, mixing and showcasing international artists through a tight release schedule and at his own PHTM events.




  • German DJ Paàl embodies a boundless rave energy. The Voitax founder is known for his sharp, adventurous productions and his cross pollinated DJ sets. Whether curating Voitax or selecting records to mix, his ranging tastes and love of rhythmic interplay draw commonalities across idioms, from skincrawl loop techno to banging hardcore, rugged old school workouts and breaks-laden sun-bursts. Paàl’s eclectic DJ sets span multiple tempos and genres and have seen him touring Asia, South America and Europe, including a stint in the seminal Berlin institutions Berghain and Tresor.




  • Momentum is building. In just a few short years, Ciara B has put herself in a category all her own. Her creative mindset—heard in each of her DJ sets, transports audiences into the realm of forward-thinking techno. A standout among the local San Diego scene, Ciara B cut her teeth closing sold out after-hours in Baltimore before making her mark in California. Her dedication to refining her sound has landed her on high-caliber lineups like DAY.MVS by FNGRS CRSSD (SD) and RE/FORM by 6AM, Synthetik Minds & Dirty Epic (LA).



  • Tensic

    Tensic is a Chilean-born techno producer and DJ based out of the Southern California in the Coachella Valley. If the name sounds familiar, you may have seen his most recent accolade as winner of the DJ Discovery Contest for RE/FORM festival in Los Angeles. Tensic was carefully selected to share the stage with world-class acts 999999999, and Max Gardner, on one of the largest platforms for techno on the west coast.

    Preferring a more hands-on approach, all of his tracks are created with an assortment of hardware consisting of both analog and digital gear. From these tools, electrifying hypnotic synths take flight, and heavy driving kicks hit the floor.

    With a handful of releases so far, Tensic is always working on new music to release, and looks to bring his selection of high energy techno to dance floors all over.





  • Marcus Moscoso A.K.A. Macro (born 10-17-96) brings his high octane flavor of techno to the underground as a resident of AXIOM.

    His passion for music culminated through an upbringing of various rock, metal, and electronic influences. Over the years, his sound has developed into a 2-sided story, one delivers fast paced minimal grooves with rolling basslines, while another punches hard kicks and gritty atmosphere. Macro is also known for his production of ArtIntel, a monthly techno show on KCR’s college radio.



  Roster

  • PHONIX

    PHONIX is a Techno and Drum & Bass DJ based in San Diego, California. His passion for music culminated from a period of listening to various hip-hop, electro, and alternative rock influences.

    His first true techno event was the original COMPOUND in Los Angeles back in 2017. The grunginess of the warehouse and the minimal lighting created an atmosphere unlike anything he had ever experienced. The following years were spent chasing warehouse parties in LA and club nights in San Diego, as well as visiting Detroit and Berlin to experience the pinnacle of techno nightlife first-hand.

    In 2022 he founded AXIOM as a means to push himself creatively and to bring more techno to the local scene. His use of contrast creates a dichotomous style that ranges from deep hypnotic grooves to high-energy dance tracks.



  • David L

    David L has frequented the San Diego, LA, & Mojave underground rave scenes for the better part of the last decade. Often compulsively digging through various shades of techno, electro, and left-field breaks, he is also a lover and collector of 140 dub, hiphop and funk. His prowess creates a signature sonic environment of soulful psychedelia. Crew and label affiliates include @axiom.techno @limitednetwork & @happy.playa




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